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A Simple DIY Face Scrub

With summer officially behind us, it’s time to treat that sun-damaged skin—and you don’t need to buy anything to make a difference. Rather than splurging on face scrubs, you can simply add a pinch of brown sugar to your regular cleanser. Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare and wellness company based […]

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10 Fall Foods to Help You Get Luminious Skin from Fox News Magazine

According to our friends at Fox News Magazine, there are a number of fall fruits and vegetables that not only taste good but can also help the appearance and health of your skin. Did you know that, for example, pumpkin has a high content of vitamin A? According to the article, “By using this ingredient in its natural form, it […]

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The Best Spot to Test Lip Color

When searching for that perfect lip shade, looks can be deceiving when it comes to the color of the product before it leaves the bottle or tube. You may be tempted to check the color on the back of your hand, but there’s an even better spot to try: The tip of a finger. Grab a mirror and see for […]

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An Easy Way to Streamline Your Skin Care

If you’re confused about the best way to layer your skin care products—think serum, moisturizer, and foundation (or is it moisturizer, foundation, and then serum)—you’ll be happy to know that in the equation, the most important aspect is probably saving your sanity. Miami-based dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo suggests mixing your products in your palm and applying as one, or as she […]

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Quick Swaps for Cuticle Cream

The secret weapon to strong nails is moisturized cuticles—if you remember to apply cuticle cream or oil along with your hand lotion after every hand washing, you’re that much more likely to prevent brittle and broken nails. Even better: You don’t need a fancy cream handy when you’re in a pinch. According to Skyy Hadley, a celebrity manicurist and the […]

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A Quick Way to Combat Dry Skin

With colder weather on the forefront, dry skin is almost inevitable—but here’s a trick to at least soften the blow: Go easy on the soap. By all means, suds up where you need it most, but those who suffer from dry or sensitive skin don’t need to use soap all over the body. According to Roger Ceilley, a clinical professor […]

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How to Apply Shimmery Eye Shadow

Shimmer shadow is far less fetching when it collects under your eyes. To get it to stay in place, apply the sparkly stuff only with fingertips, never a brush. While a brush flicks pigment all over the place,  the oil from your fingers helps pigments stay on your skin. As for which shimmer to use: For goofproof glam, choose two […]

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An At-Home Tip For Lasting Hair Color

You spend a pretty penny coloring your hair… and you don’t want to see that money almost literally poured down the drain. According to Vicki Casciola, a hairstylist in Las Vegas, showering with hot water can lead to the outer layers of hair strands to swell and peel up, allowing color molecules to escape. Monitor your shower temperatures, aiming for […]

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Save Money on Beauty Products By Buying Generic

Navigating the beauty aisle at drugstores can be tricky—sometimes stores will put a house-brand product right next to a near-identical brand-name one. The bright side? The copycat pick may be the better choice. As a general rule, house-brand cosmetics often contain the same ingredients as their more famous twins. Ron Robinson, the founder of BeautyStat.com, suggests thinking of these products […]

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How to Make Your Perfume Last Longer

You’ve done your research and found a fragrance you adore. The tough part: How to make it actually last the night. If you’re trying to go the evening without your perfume completely fading, there are a few tricks to try. According to Jean Claude Ellena, a perfumer for Hermès, there are three things to attribute to the staying power of […]

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